File - Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh waves the Palestinian and Egyptian flags during celebrations of the victory of Mohammed Morsi in the Egyptian presidential elections, in Gaza City, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Stopping short of labeling it a terrorist organization, an Egyptian court banned Hamas Tuesday, just the latest evidence that the party's priorities are warped and it has failed the Palestinian people.In favor with the authorities during the tenure of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Morsi, Hamas has suffered greatly since his downfall last July. While Hamas leaders have built themselves palatial mansions in Gaza, ordinary citizens continue to suffocate: from the blockade, from oppressive social policies and from heavy Israeli bombardments in retaliation for clumsy rocket attacks.
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